Art History

Chapter 4: Ancient Aegean

Take-home Quiz Questions:

4.2) Assess the methods of two archaeologists whose work is discussed in this chapter. How have they recovered, reconstructed, and interpreted the material culture of the Bronze Age Aegean?

4.4) What explanations have art historians proposed for the use and cultural significance of the elegant figures of woman that have been excavated in the Cyclades?

Buon Fresco

still-wet plaster surface on which murals can be painted on.

Course

layers

Faience

colorfully glazed fine ceramic

Filigree

delicate decoration with fine wires

Fresco Secco

dry plaster surface for murals

Gilding

The application of paper-thin gold leaf.

Gold Foil

very thin sheets of hammered gold

Granulation

minute granules or balls of precious metal fused to underlying forms

Niello

a metal technique in which a black sulfur alloy is rubbed into the fine lines engraved into metal.

Repousse

A technique of hammering metal from the back to create a protruding image.

Rhyton

vessels used for pouring liquids

Picture Description

Girl Gathering Saffron Crocus Flowers

Aegean

Slides: 4-1, 4-5, p. 87 bees, 4-6, 4-7, 4-11, p. 95 Agamemnon, 4-16 Identify as Aegean AND Cycladic, Minoan, or Mycenaean